Economic Development

Chester County has a diverse economy that includes significant concentrations of high tech, finance, pharmaceutical, information, health care, management, real estate, and agricultural industries located in suburban, urban, and rural communities. This web page provides information on urban planning, the VISTA2025 plan, and economic development tools.

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Urban Centers

The Planning Commission provides technical assistance and other support to our 16 urban centers.

Chester County Economy

Chester County's diverse and strong economy is described in a new detailed report, and the county's economic development strategy is outlined in VISTA2025.

Economic Data

Economic Data and Projections

The data area of our website includes income, resident employment, estimated job, and projected job data.

Development Opportunity Sites

Development opportunity sites are shown on interactive maps for the City of Coatesville, the Route 724 area, and the Route 1 area.

County Economic Development Planning Policies

Landscapes3, the comprehensive plan for Chester County, addresses economic development primarily in the Prosper goal area.

eTools for Municipalities

The economic development eTools provide examples of mixed use zoning tools and unique business uses.

Commercial Landscapes

The Commercial Landscapes series highlights realistic strategies, recommendations and best practices for repurposing underperforming commercial areas.


Economic development involves many different public and private partners and organizations.